The Reality of Aston Villa Early Summer Transfer Dealings

Looking at Aston Villa’s PSR Deal Making

With Aston Villa reportedly needing to make up around £50 million before the end-of-season accounts deadline on June 30th to comply with PSR rules, the latest episode of the My Old Man Said podcast examines the deals Aston Villa orchestrated to balance their books. We explore how the swap deals potentially worked and how mutually inflated transfer prices may have come into play.

We also consider the fates of younger players involved in these PSR loophole strategies and the changing landscape of football finance. Additionally, we discuss the roles of the new incoming players – are they for immediate impact, future potential, or, dare we say it, simply PSR pawns?

There’s also the latest Villa News, Three Points, and the return of Emery’s Clipboard.


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Can you do better than Unai Emery or Gareth Southgate?

Retro Football Manager

Check out Retro Football Manager’s new free mobile games, as mentioned in the show, where you can manager Aston Villa during key historical seasons or even try to beat Unai Emery’s efforts last season. There’s also a national team version of the game, International Football Manager, where you can manage an international team in historical World Cups and Euros, including this year’s Euros, where you can see if you can do a better job than Gareth Southgate!

Both are free and easy to play on your phone – download below:

Retro Football Manager – download and play as Aston Villa here –

International Football Manager – download and play the International version here –


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